September 16


The Lord weighs the hearts.

The Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish. § The Lord will show who is His and who is holy. § Your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. § There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.

Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You. § When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path. § He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

The solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

Prov. 21:2; Ps. 1:6; Num. 16:5; Matt. 6:4; Ps. 139:23–24;
1 John 4:18; Ps. 38:9; 142:3; Rom. 8:27; 2 Tim. 2:19


Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. 

No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation. § In Me you … have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. § The night is far spent, the day is at hand. § He shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.

He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. § There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. § We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air … Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Ps. 30:5; 1 Thess. 3:3–4; John 16:33; Ps. 17:15;
Rom. 13:12; 2 Sam. 23:4; Isa. 25:8; Rev. 21:4; 1 Thess. 4:17–18

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